Studio Manager, Technology and Applied Composition, SFCM- San Francisco, CA


The Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) program at SFCM is a groundbreaking collegiate music program at the intersection of classical composition, music technology, and electronic media. The TAC program is currently looking for an experienced Studio Manager to join our team at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The ideal candidate has an excellent attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and a passion for music and technology. This candidate will direct and develop the world-class academic music studios at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and play a pivotal role in helping to support the TAC department’s events, projects, and development as we expand into the brand-new Bowes Center this fall.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Foster academic excellence, professional development, community, and diversity within the TAC Program.
  • Coordinate hardware, software, and user management for the TAC Studios, working closely with Recording Services, IT, Facilities, and Security.
  • Administer and maintain music production workstations in our computer labs and studios.
  • Organize and prepare departmental recording sessions and concerts.
  • Facilitate successful implementation of music technology in academics, projects, and performances throughout SFCM.
  • Train and support departmental student workers.
  • Provide mentorship and technical support to Conservatory students and faculty on projects involving music technology and live electronics.
  • Maintain, optimize, and repair Studio A/V equipment.
  • Demonstrate and maintain familiarity with audio production and post-production workflows and industry practices.
  • Bachelor’s degree in music technology, recording, engineering, or related field.
  • Expert proficiency in multiple digital audio workstations such as Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton, etc.
  • High level of organizational ability; ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with A/V protocols including MIDI, OSC, MADI, Dante, NDI, etc.
  • Self-motivated, demonstrates initiative, flexibility, maturity under pressure, and anticipates and resolves problems before they develop.
  • Courteous, friendly, and helpful demeanor
  • Adaptable to a flexible schedule to accommodate peak academic periods; may include evenings and weekends.
  • Strong supervisory skills and willingness to work with and train student assistants.
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot software, hardware, and A/V systems.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Collegiate teaching experience
  • AVID/Dante/QSys Certification
  • Competency with Apple system administration and management tools such as ARD, Munki, JAMF, UNIX
  • Knowledge of video production
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Google Suite power user
  • Bi/Multi-lingual